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You've probably heard: single-use plastic straws are out. Very basically, disposable straws have come under fire from environmental activists who point out that they've contributed to a tough-to-remedy ecological disaster (more on that here). From corporations like Starbucks and McDonald's to cities like NYC, which is considering a plastic-straw ban, people everywhere are seeking out more sustainable options. So we did some Amazon searching to find the best reusable alternatives that—as long as you have Amazon Prime—can be on your doorstep in two days. 

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Hummingbird Glass Straws

We know what you're probably thinking: Won't a glass straw break really easily? But these are made from borosilicate glass that's shatter-resistant, durable and safe to drink from. In fact, it's the same stuff used to make those nearly indestructible Pyrex bowls and plates. They can be used in hot or cold drinks and come with an easy-to-use cleaning brush.

Buy them ($16 for 2)

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Eco at Heart Stainless-Steel Metal Drinking Straws

OK, don't take our word on these, take the words of 767 reviews that average 4.9 out of five stars. In addition to a handy cleaning brush, you can also toss these babies in the dishwasher, making for the easiest cleanup possible.

Buy them ($15 for 5)

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Kitchen Up Silicone Straws

Here's what one reviewer had to say about these silicone straws: "The straws are great for smoothies, since they're wide. They are very easy to wash and I love that they're good for the environment. The case is helpful for keeping the straws and cleaners in one place. Having different colors of straws is helpful so multiple people know which drink is their drink." Good enough for us. 

Buy them ($15 for 6)

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Cupture Plastic Color Striped Straws

Yes, these are plastic, but they're absolutely reusable. Made from strong 100 percent non-toxic, BPA-free materials, these colorful straws are ten inches long and have a ring near one end to prevent slipping out of lids. They're also dishwasher-safe, easy to trim (to fit your favorite cup or mug) and have 4.7 out of five stars based on 328 Amazon reviews.

Buy them ($10 for 12)

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Bamboo straws? Very cool. These are reusable, biodegradable, sustainable, BPA-free and vegan. Each eight-inch wooden straw is handcrafted in Bali and made from a single stem of bamboo, meaning no two are exactly the same.

Buy them ($15 for 8)

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